‘The program is great and the people are amazing. It brought me out of my shell’
Truro Daily News
Date: May 12, 2015
TRURO – Kait Bates can’t help but smile when she talks about how she’ll spend
The 23-year-old rabbit leader with the Harmony Ridge 4-H Club is heading to Taiwan as part of Going Global, an exchange program that will see her paired with a 4-Her in Taiwan before he visits her home here.
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of thing,” said Bates, about going to Taiwan instead of one of the other places available – Jamaica, Finland, the United Kingdom and Japan. “I want to go to the U.K., but I can go as a tourist. Going to Taiwan as a tourist is a little bit harder. This way, I will have a personal approach going to Taiwan, more so than if I were to go as a tourist.”
Bates joined 4-H 17 years ago after hearing about it over the school’s PA system and has enjoyed every moment of it. She is one of 12 Canadians participating in the Going Global program, and will spend the month of July in Taiwan before her 4-H brother, Ying-Ren, visits her home for three weeks. [FULL STORY]